A Sacramento Comedy.Com Interview
For most of us, after school meant coming home to do chores and homework. For Barnhart, it was running to the studio to watch his father, Don Barnhart Sr., direct Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters as they taped the TV show, “Mork & Mindy.” Barnhart talks to SacramentoComedy.Com about his career path, his “De-Evolution of Man” show, hypnosis, the feature film he wrote, directed and starred in and why he chose Las Vegas as his home.
Headlines October 13 – 17
Also Appearing: Andrew Norelli
In October of 2007, Paul Ogata won the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, joining the pantheon of comedy greats, including Dana Carvey, Doug Stanhope, Jake Johannsen and Sinbad.
Headlines September 29 – October 3
Dennis Gaxiola traveled around the world while he was in the U.S. Air Force. Now, he travels the world doing a job that’s really dangerous: stand-up comedy in front of a live audience. A Sacramento-native of Mexican heritage, Gaxiola is a veteran performer with shows around the nation and overseas.
Headlines September 15 – 18
Also Appearing: Jeff MacKinnon
Geoff is a favorite among fans and comedy club owners alike for his amazingly quick improvisation skills, and constantly keeps his act fresh by making the audience a part of his show every night.
Headlines October 20 – 24
Also Appearing: Jason Resler
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kermet Apio enjoyed a childhood in paradise. He spent his time watching television, playing, and procrastinating everything else. To this day, he still does all three extensively.
Headlines August 11 – 15
Ty realized for the first time that being black was going to be an issue when the doctor slapped him…twice… and made him cut his own umbilical cord!
Headlines August 19 – 22
Debi Gutierrez is not your run-of-the-mill entertainer or television personality. She is as unique in her delivery and performances as she is in her personal life. What’s more, Debi refuses to be lumped in with girl comedy and ethnic humor. Instead, she speaks of the common threads that describe us all with a relate-able, sharp wit, energy and realism that makes it okay to be a human again.
Headlines August 25 – 29
For years, comedian Dave Burleigh has been entertaining audiences around the globe with his unique blend of comedy. His universal appeal and talent have landed him on various T.V. shows, premiere cruise lines, the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, and in the Boardroom of Fortune 500 companies.
Headlines July 21 – July 25
Less than two years after getting started, Collin won his first comedy competition (the 2001 Rocky Mountain Laff-Off), and later that year found himself featured on Comedy Central’s “Best of the Improv.” 2003 proved to be another successful year for the up-and-comer, as he was a “Best in Fest” feature at the renowned Montreal Comedy Festival.
Headlines July 1 – 2
Kennedy skyrocketed to fame with a groundbreaking performance and scene-stealing rants in Wes Craven’s Scream and Scream 2. Most recently, Kennedy joined the cast of CBS’s “Ghost Whisperer” opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt. In September of 2008 Kennedy released Heckler, a documentary which he produced with Michael Addis. The film played at both the Tribeca and AFI Film Festivals and has been met with critical acclaim.
Headlines 16 – 20
Phat Joe took advantage of Open Mike Nights in Sacramento, CA, and took off running with his quick wit and charm. Joe has a natural talent for making people laugh – at his expense! Joe shares life experiences with family, growing up in the cultural diversity of South Sacramento, and imperfections everyone can relate to. Sit back and enjoy the show!
Headlines June 9 – 13
Critically acclaimed standup comedian Sean Kent is currently performing live to packed houses in the US, Canada and abroad. The Texas native’s incisive socio-political comedy can also be seen on NBC, CBS, E! Entertainment, Comedy Central, Fox Sports Net, VH1 and more.
Headlines May 19th For One Night Only!
Sean Peabody is one of the region’s funniest comedic talents. He has performed at the major comedy clubs across the country. Sean has worked with top talents such as Bruce Bruce, Eddie Griffin, D.C. Durry, and John Witherspoon to name a few. This native of the Bay Area comes locked and loaded to really bring you the funny. You are in for a real treat when you come to see Sean Peabody.
Headlines October 7 – 10
Though Manny was born in Modesto, he has worked from coast to coast, as well as overseas for our military. He’s opened for Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, Paul Rodriguez, George Lopez, and John Witherspoon. Manny’s television credits include BET Comic View and Que Locos. In 2007, Manny was added on the Crown Royal New Latin Kings of Comedy Tour with comedy legend Paul Rodriguez.
Headlines April 21 – 25
Paul was raised as a sports fanatic in the tiny town of Owego, in upstate New York. Aside from playing in the NBA, his dream job was to talk about sports for a living. Paul moved to California as a television sports anchor job but found out quickly that he was “too much of a smart-ass” for TV news.
Morrissey has appeared on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” three times and is the most by a comedian on “The Late, Late Show” during the past year.